Looking for an easy and yummy vegan drink for a quick pick-me-up or to quench your thirst? Our Frosty Mint Julep, Green Smoothie, or Coffee Milkshake will do the trick! These vegan drinks are great for sunny days and can be easily whipped up in a blender, so it’s possible to have a luscious breakfast, snack, or dessert beverage in just a few minutes.
A Vitamix works wonders in whipping these beverages into their most fantastic texture, and of course our new Ninja Foodi smoothie blender is made for this, the but really any blender should produce pretty good results.
We know you’re eager to get to these recipes so you can make and enjoy them, so we’ll get right to it!
Favorite Vegan Drinks for Sunny Days
Frosty Mint Julep Slushies
Kids and adults can enjoy this frosty and fruit summer drink!
1/2 cup orange juice
4 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1 cup ice
Mint leaves to garnish
Mix all ingredients, except for mint leaves, in a high-speed blender until ice is thoroughly mixed in and texture is slushy. Pour into individual glasses and garnish with mint leaves.
Refreshing Green Smoothie
Make this nutritious smoothie for breakfast or pair it with vegan cheese and gluten-free crackers for a light and nutritious meal.
1 cup plant milk (organic soy, hemp, rice, almond, or coconut)
1 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 Tablespoon flax seeds
3 Tablespoons tahini
6 dates, pitted
1/2 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Makes one generous serving or two smaller servings.
Top this coffee milkshake with a generous helping of non-dairy whipped cream for a decadent treat!
2 cups plant milk (organic soy, rice, almond, hemp, or coconut)
4 scoops (approximately 1/3 cup size scoops) vegan vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons ground organic espresso or instant coffee powder (or more to taste)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until consistency is smooth.
NOTE: To make a wonderful mocha shake, substitute two scoops of chocolate vegan ice cream for two scoops of the vanilla. Of course, if you’re a real chocoholic, you can make all four scoops be chocolate.
Makes two servings.
As you may have already figured out, these recipes also serve as guidelines, and you can switch up the ingredients in any of them to make a different drink. Swap in grapefruit juice for the pineapple juice, and omit the mint, in the mint julep slushies and you have an extremely refreshing drink. Omit the coffee in the milkshake, and substitute two scoops of orange sherbet for two of the scoops of vanilla and you have an Orange Julia (it’s like an Orange Julius only with a lighter touch). You get the idea. :~)
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